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Compliance Laws Surrounding the Proper Storage and Destruction of Information
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When you trust Corrigan Record Storage with your data, you can be sure that it is stored, protected and destroyed in keeping with governmental and corporate regulations.

As the technology and information management needs of businesses change, you can count on Corrigan Record Storage to stay in step with those changes, and respond with expanded services. We offer comprehensive document storage and shredding services with convenient delivery and pickup of your files. Our staff undergoes specialized training in the handling, storage and destruction of files so you can be sure your documents are safe from unauthorized access or use. We require that all employees are properly uniformed and carry identification, so you know who is handling your documents.

Laws Surrounding the Proper Storage and Destruction of Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a law intended specifically to protect the privacy of patient health records. Ratified in 1996, this comprehensive piece of legislature includes an extensive list of provisions that can be viewed at any time through The Health and Human Services website.

First is the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act or FACTA, or even the FACT Act if you so feel inclined to refer to it as that. Signed into law in early December of 2003, the act primarily enforces regulations meant to combat identity theft, consumer fraud, and other related infractions. Bottom line is that this act contains provisions that include methods for proper destruction for any documents revealing consumer information, and applies to nearly all businesses and organizations.

The Disposal Rule is a simple concept whose name says it all. If you didn’t already know, it is illegal to throw away any documents containing sensitive consumer information for risk of it being read or potentially reconstructed for malicious use. Should you decide to do it anyway, you could face federal and state penalties for each individual violation. No thanks. Safest way to destroy documents, compliantly, is to burn, pulverize, or shred them until nothing is left. Seriously, make sure nothing is left, it’s the rules.

Similar to HIPAA, the GLB, or rather the Gramm Leach Bliley is a federal law that works primarily with financial institutions to ensure the safety and privacy of all “non-public personal information” by enforcing the destruction of all documents containing such information, if said information is no longer current or usable.

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These rules and regulations associated with document shredding are rigorous, and numerous organizations can impose serious consequences on those who are not compliant. Sometimes the best thing you can do when you’re unsure of something is to just leave it to the professionals

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National Records Center (NRC), a group that establishes industry standards for security, quality and customer service that must be upheld by all member businesses. For client businesses with many locations, the NRC can help you establish a relationship with a local professional who understands the needs of companies that perform document management activities across large organizations.

A global, non-profit professional association that is an authority on governing data as a strategic asset. Membership in this prestigious organization presents us with opportunities for continuing education and professional development that we use to stay informed and serve you better.

Our facility undergoes several unscheduled inspections each year, ensuring compliance throughout the life of your documents.

Compliance Laws Surrounding the Proper Storage and Destruction of Information
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